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Physics

Physics

Subject

Physics

Entry Requirements

Five 9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent)

Grade 6 – GCSE Science

Grade 6 – GCSE Maths

Exam Board

OCR

Content relating to the subject qualification

Module 1: Development of practical skills.

Module 2: Foundations of physics.

Module 3: Forces and motion.

Module 4: Electrons, waves, and photons.

Module 5: Newtonian world and astrophysics.

Module 6: Particles and medical physics.

Modules 1-4 are completed in year 1

Modules 5 and 6 are completed in year 2

Assessment of the qualification

           

Paper 1 Modelling physics– Modules 1, 2, 3, 5           2 hr 15 mins    37%

Paper 2 Exploring physics – Modules 1, 2, 4, 6          2 hr 15 mins    37%

Paper 3  Unified physics– all modules                        1 hr 30 mins    26%

                                               

Practical endorsement for physics – minimum of 12 practical activities completed over the 2 years 

Career Pathways

A Level Physics is either essential or recommended for studying degrees in Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Architecture, Computer Science, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Maths, Materials Science, Sports Science, Surveying, Psychology, and Teaching.

A level Physics can lead to careers in a wide range of areas including: engineering, astronomy, robotics, renewable energies, computer science, communications, space exploration, science writing, sports and games technology, research and nanotechnology